Trailblazer RC&D Council
Mission Statement
The mission of Trailblazer R C & D is to support a quality environment, demonstrate regional leadership, secure resources, and deliver services that build strong, vibrant communities where conservation and development are in balance with the needs of the people.
Our History
The Trailblazer R C & D area was first organized in October 1966 as the Bossier-Webster R C & D project. In February 1969, it was expanded to include Bienville and Claiborne parishes and was renamed the Trailblazer-4 R C & D area. In December 1974, Lincoln parish was approved for inclusion into the area, and the name was shortened to Trailblazer. In April 1983, Union parish was added as the sixth parish. The Trailblazer area was expanded again  to include Jackson and Winn parishes in August 1989.
In February 1988, key community leaders participated in a Problem Identification Workshop. The participants were asked to identify major problems and issues that should be addressed by Trailblazer. The Council adopted improving rural fire protection and increasing employment opportunities as priority objectives.
Needs are continually being recognized or brought to the attention of the Board of Directors by other community leaders. As these needs are identified, projects are considered for approval based on four criteria:
  • Firmly established objectives
  • Interest and involvement of the Board
  • Interest and support of other groups
  • Funding and staffing demands.

Contact Trailblazer RC&D Council

Ellzey Simmons
302 Reynolds Drive
Ruston, Louisiana  71270
Phone: (318) 255-3554
Fax: (318) 251-9199


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Bienville Parish, Louisiana
  • Bossier Parish, Louisiana
  • Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
  • Jackson Parish, Louisiana
  • Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
  • Union Parish, Louisiana
  • Webster Parish, Louisiana
  • Winn Parish, Louisiana

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